Families join for scramble

Junior golf is organized every Sunday morning at the North Sound Golf Club but there was a special event last week.  

The club hosted an Adult-Junior Scramble competition. Cayman Island Golf Association junior golf coordinators Siobhan Ribbins and James Walton were delighted that all 12 available team spaces were filled.  

Each team had two adult and two junior players. There were five family teams and several parent and child combinations.  

The competition was held over 18 holes with prizes for the junior players in the top three teams. James Walton, Andrew Jarvis and Paul and Alex Claybourn were the first team. Second team was the Hastings family of Rich, Justin, Andrew and Nicole and third was team of Siobhan Ribbins, Joe Ribbins, Nisha Bismillah and Karinya Linford.  

Additional prizes were given for the junior player who was closest to the pin on the par 3 holes.  

The winners were James Rees, Andrew Jarvis, Holly McLean and Joe Purton. 

There was a great atmosphere in the clubhouse at the end of the event as all the juniors gathered round for the prize-giving conducted by director of golf Josh Shepard. 

No sooner was the ceremony over than a number of them were straight back out on the putting green and driving range, working on their games.  

The parents commented on how keen their children were to play and that they were often asked to drive them to the course after school or at the weekends so that they could practice.  

Golf association president Paul Woodhouse was drafted in to play in the event and was in a team with the Peene family – father Paul and sons Derek, 12, and Andrew, 8, 

He said. “It is great to see so many juniors out here learning to play and having so much fun. Part of the golf association’s mission is to support youth participation and grow the game of golf and events like this are a fantastic way to get youngsters involved.”  

North Sound Golf Club and CIGA run junior coaching sessions throughout the year. See www.ciga.ky and www.northsoundclub.com for details. 

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